Energy Risk USA
Risk.net's annual Energy Risk USA will return to Houston on May 12-13, 2020 with an agenda highlighting the biggest trends in the industry.
Risk.net’s 24th annual Energy Risk USA returns to Houston with an agenda highlighting the biggest trends in the industry with particular focus on topics revolving around the impact of new global and domestic regulations, the use of new technology and data science in trading and risk management and endless industry disrupters that are changing energy markets as we know them.
U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Dan M. Berkovitz was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on April 24, 2018. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 2018 and sworn into office on September 7, 2018 for a five-year term expiring in April 2023.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Berkovitz was a partner and co-chair of the futures and derivatives practice at the law firm of WilmerHale. He also was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School, and vice-chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Futures and Derivatives.
Mr. Berkovitz served as General Counsel of the CFTC from 2009-2013. While serving in this role, he was the agency’s Deputy Representative to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Before the CFTC, Mr. Berkovitz was a senior staff lawyer for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management.
Mr. Berkovitz obtained an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is married to Michelle and they have two children, Zoe and Eli.
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research
Ed Morse is Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi, and held similar positions at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities, worked as the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of "Petroleum Intelligence Weekly", he also worked at Hess Energy Trading Company. Among his consulting experiences has been designing Yemen's oil pricing policy and consulting for the UN Security Council on the design and negotiation of the Oil-for-Food Program for Iraq.. Morse frequently writes guest editorials for The Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often is a commentator for Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He serves on advisory boards at Columbia and Princeton Universities and for the Arabia Foundation.
Managing director, global head of derivatives
Koch Supply & Trading
For nearly twenty years Ilia Bouchouev has been managing the global derivatives business for Koch Industries, the world second largest privately held company. Koch's derivatives group operates globally with trading desks in New York, Houston, London and Geneva with the focus on energy trading. Ilia also serves as a President of Koch Global Partners, proprietary trading group specializing in trading foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives. Ilia has PhD in Applied Mathematics, and has been a regular speaker at various industry conferences.
Director, Global Oil Markets, Center on Global Energy Policy & Chief Analyst
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY & KAYRROS
Antoine Halff directs the global oil markets program at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and is chief analyst of the energy data analytics company Kayrros which he co-founded in 2016. Earlier he served as chief oil analyst of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and editor of its flagship publication, the Oil Market Report (OMR); lead industry economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration; head of commodities research at Société Générale brokerage unit Newedge; director of the global energy practice at political-risk consultancy Eurasia Group and New York bureau chief at the Energy Intelligence Group, publisher or Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and other newsletters.
Halff is the co-editor of Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2014), which Bill Clinton called “a must-read for anyone serious about creating meaningful solutions to end poverty.”
Senior vice president, chief commercial risk officer
Williamson leads the risk management function for Constellation and Exelon Generation. As a member of the Constellation Leadership Committee, Williamson is responsible for the identification, assessment, and monitoring of Strategic, Financial and Operational risks, and the communication of those risks to the Finance and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors.
Previously, Williamson was vice president, Commercial Risk Management. In that role, she was responsible for ensuring that all commercial activities were aligned with Exelon’s risk appetite while providing the opportunity for growth.
Williamson joined Constellation’s Proprietary Trading team in 2004 where she managed structured oil, power, interest rate, and foreign exchange portfolios. She joined the Risk organization during the liquidity crisis in 2009 and worked closely with the Treasury team to optimize and plan for the company’s liquidity requirements. She joined the Market Risk team in 2013 focusing on Wholesale Power Trading, until the team was expanded to include all other businesses in 2014.
Prior to joining Constellation, she was a member of the Assurance and Business Advisory team at Arthur Andersen.
Williamson is on the boards of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, an organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, and Code in the Schools, which is expanding access to quality computer science education programs in Baltimore City. She is also a member of Executive Leadership Council (The ELC), the preeminent member organization for the development of global black leaders.
Williamson holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Williamson lives in Ellicott City, Md., with her husband, Lee, and their daughter, Jordan.
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